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How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: Uses imaging

Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance.
Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: Uses imaging

Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance.
Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: It is quick

Liver biopsy is a commonly done procedure.
It is done with a needly which is inseted thru the skin on your right lower chest on the side, between the ribs. Skin is numbed with Lidocaine and you hold your breat for a few seconds and the procedure is quickly over.

In brief: It is quick

Liver biopsy is a commonly done procedure.
It is done with a needly which is inseted thru the skin on your right lower chest on the side, between the ribs. Skin is numbed with Lidocaine and you hold your breat for a few seconds and the procedure is quickly over.
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